-------- Original Message --------Subject: experiment to make map info online accessible--please participate!
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:33:01 +0000 From: Thomas, Kavita E <tkavita@xxxxxxxxxx> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Hello, I was hoping you might be able to help me by participating in an online experiment on accessibility. We're developing a prototype system which takes numerical data found on maps online (like census data) and communicates it as texts so that it's accessible to the blind and VI community. I'm running a final experiment now to find out which types of texts are most preferred by blind and VI users so that we can implement these in our system, and so I was hoping that you might be willing to participate. The experiment takes on average half an hour and it's online, so you can do it whenever is best for you, though it needs to be done all in one sitting without taking breaks or pauses in the middle. It is also a bit repetitive and requires your full concentration, but the results will hopefully enable us to communicate spatial information in maps in a more accessible way. Your participation will really make a difference and help us to produce texts which make the most sense to blind and VI users in general. Please forward this on to anyone else who you think might be willing to participate. The website to go to to take the experiment is: http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~tkavita/Experiments/RefFrame/ Thanks very much, Dr Kavita Thomas the Atlas.txt project: www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/research/atlas Department of Computing Science University of Aberdeen The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683. __________View the list's information and change your settings at http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind
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